The Real Deal Miami

Developer Vladislav Doronin doubles down

Russian billionaire lays the groundwork for Edgewater project
By James Teeple | November 01, 2016 08:45AM


Vladislav Doronin

From the October issueVladislav Doronin, the developer of Europe’s tallest building, first visited Miami in the early 1990s. From the instant he laid eyes on the city, the Russian developer, who would later become a billionaire, fantasized about building a Miami skyscraper. “Then my business grew,” he said, “and now my dream can come true.”

His youthful fantasies have evolved into the plans for Missoni Baia, a 649-foot-tall, 57-story residential tower that he proposes building in Edgewater with his Miami-based development company, OKO Group. The 146-unit tower would be situated on a 2.8-acre waterfront site in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. Doronin has announced that construction at 777 Northeast 26th Terrace will begin in early 2017, and the building is slated to open in 2019.